Red Bank Scarlet Macaw Tour

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Red Bank Scarlet Macaw Tour

Red bank Village, in Stann Creek District, is the seasonal home of one of the largest concentrations of Scarlet Macaws in Belize.
Every year, from December to March, they migrate to the Red Bank area to feed. Season can start earlier based on food availability.
It is estimated that approximately 250 scarlet macaws still exist in Belize, and most of these can be found in Red Bank village seasonally. Despite a ban on poaching, scarlet macaws are a very slow-growing species and so seeing these magnificently plumed birds is truly a spectacular sight as they gather to feed along the river banks. During the peak of the season, up to 150 macaws can be spotted at one feeding ground. Real Deal Belize Tours will take you to these spectacular views. We are licensed tour guide and tour operator in Red Bank, stann creek, Belize.

This tour start with an hour scenic drive from Placencia or 40 minutes drive from Hopkins to Red Bank village and the Swasey River for a chance to see these majestic birds including other exotic birds in the area. There are a couple of trails to take and depending on the movement of the birds we will choose the best trails to take for a chance to see them at a closer range. The longest hike can be 40 minutes one way. One of the trail is steep and considered difficult. Kindly check with us if the birds are closer to the village or at a feeding ground where a short or no hike is involve if you have a difficult time hiking.

This tour can be combined with River Kayaking or river tubing in red bank. Please email us to customize your tour or if you have your own transportation to get to red bank.

Tour Price:

2-3pax USD $100 per person
4pax and more USD $90 per person

Tour duration:

Departs: 6:00 am
Returns: 12:00 pm

Tour difficulty:


  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Bug spray
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Swim suit


Highly recommend Raul as a wonderful guide for any activity interested in Belize. We did the scarlet Macaw tour with him and we were very pleased as he knew where to find these birds. Seeing these birds in the natural habitat is fascinating and Raul made it more interesting with information about the area. We had to take a swim in the swimming holes nearby after a great hike. Thanks Raul!


Laxmi Narayan

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We saw at least 20 Scarlett Macaws throughput the morning. Raul was an awesome tour guide and the hike was worthy. A word of caution for travelers however is that we came home crawling with ticks! They were so tiny that it was hard to find them. We even had long pants and long sleeves and they still managed to find their way onto our bodies. Be sure to wear light colors, tuck pants into socks and do a tick check after your hike!


Laura Hoopes

We had a fantastic afternoon together with Raul who went out of his way to show us the Scarlet Macaws. We were able to observe about 10-20 of them for more than 20 minutes. What a magical experience! I can highly recommend the tour and Raul if in Belize.



Highly, highly recommended! Raul did a great job at finding the Macaws and getting us very close to them. We managed to see them right above us and loudly hear their nut cracking sounds. Raul is very knowledgeable and it was great to see how much he loves the birds and wild life around his home village. As a bonus, we managed to spot a couple of toucans

Ofir Davidovich

Red Bank Scarlet Macaw Tour